What is an ASME EFx®?


An ASME EFx® is designed to bring the excitement, community, innovation and vibrant experience of ASME Engineering Festivals® (or E-Fests) to local colleges and universities around the world. An EFx is planned and executed by local organizers with the support of ASME staff, and allows the spirit of engineering and connection to ASME and E-Fests, to spread to students on a global level, without the cost and travel prohibitions that may exist by attending an E-Fest.

EFx may also provide professional development and skills training and prepare students to compete at E-Fest events.

What happens at an ASME EFx®?

Much like an E-Fest, an EFx is made up of similar components, but on a smaller scale (100-400 students) and a shorter duration (1/2 day to full day). These may include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Impromptu Competitions: These challenges may be aligned with E-Fest competitions to provide students with practical skills and exposure to the Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC), Student Design Competition (SDC), Oral Competition, Elevator Pitch Competition and Innovative Additive Manufacturing 3D Competition (IAM3D). Impromptu challenges may also be at the discretion of the host institute and local organizers, and they should promote teamwork and enhancement of engineering skills.
  2. Career & Professional Development: Interactive workshops/sessions focused on soft skills and professional development topics to prepare students to enter the workforce post-graduation.
  3. Social/Fun/Networking: Performance/Entertainment/Networking events to encourage students to interact, have fun and celebrate engineering!

Interested in hosting an ASME EFx®?

Download the EFx Host Application

Download EFx Prospective Organizers